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Estates Net Zero Project Lead

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting an Estates Net Zero Project Lead to join our Sustainability Team at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital's NHS Foundation Trust.

This is an incredibly exciting time to join the trust following the commitment by our executive team being the first NHS trust to declare a climate emergency. The post holder will lead a specialised team of sustainability engineers to develop and deliver a multiyear plan, meeting the ambitions of the trusts net zero targets. The organisation's commitment reflects growing evidence of the negative health impacts of climate change and air pollution and is recognition that it is not enough for the NHS to treat the problems caused by air pollution and climate change - from asthma to heart attacks and strokes - it needs to play a part in tackling them at source. This builds on the existing sustainability & Net Zero commitments in the NHS Long Term Plan.
  • Interview Date Wednesday, 05 June 2024
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

As an Estates Net Zero Project Lead, the post holder work as part of a dynamic team and will work closely with operational and strategic colleagues to support managers and staff across all of our buildings and infrastructure to deliver on our ambition to achieve a Net Zero Carbon Estate by 2030.

We are seeking a highly motivated professional who can support the work of the Estates Net Zero Delivery Manager to deliver key estates decarbonisation projects. The post holder will have highly developed knowledge and experience of the delivery of low/zero carbon technology projects and hospital building services engineering.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Responsible for working with the Estates Net Zero Project Manager to support the development of the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital Estate Decarbonisation Strategy in line with the Trusts ambition of achieving net zero carbon by 2030 and the NHS Estates Net Zero Delivery Plan.
  • To act as a Champion for the transition of the Estate to Low, and Zero, Carbon technologies being an advocate for the work of the Estates Net Zero team inspiring and engaging with colleagues across the organisation to support the Estates Decarbonisation Strategy.
  • Developing and leading projects in connection the with decarbonisation of the Trust Estate including technical planning, providing cost estimations, developing Business Cases and funding bids, technical, analysis, operational planning and monitoring for relevant projects and initiatives.
  • Work with the Estates Sustainability Team to undertake assessments of sustainability and environmental impact, using a range of measures, including LEED, BREEAM, WELL Standard, Home Quality Mark, Passivhaus, Living Building Challenge and bespoke sustainability frameworks.
  • Bridge the gap between design and reality undertaking energy audits, post occupancy evaluations, operational energy modelling, calibrated energy modelling and Design for Performance / NABERS UK analysis.
  • Prepare reports on sustainability and building physics to accompany Planning Applications as well as design and construction stage reports.
  • To act as a source of technical knowledge on the existing site infrastructure to support the development of technical proposals whilst reducing the demand on the Operations & Maintenance Teams.
  • To communicate the Estates Net Zero Team achievements internally and externally across various digital platforms.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Be qualified to Degree or equivalent qualification or demonstrate equivalent knowledge gained through experience, in an electrical engineering or related building services subject with significant relevant post qualification experience
  • Masters or equivalent level specialist knowledge and experience of complex engineering services in a healthcare environment


  • o Registered as an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council
  • o A member of a Professional Engineering Institution

Knowledge & Experience


  • Highly developed specialist knowledge of the delivery of low and zero carbon technology projects in a large non-domestic setting
  • Have comprehensive knowledge and experience to Post Graduate level in the service, maintenance, and repair of all building services. This includes an indepth knowledge of: o Legislation covering a range of specialist technical areas including: o Health and Safety legislation and risk assessments o Pressure regulations - steam, air, medical gases and water systems o Provision of User of Work Equipment o The Electricity at Work Regulations o Legionella and water management legislation o Asbestos and hazardous / general waste regulations o Health Technical Memorandum and Health Building Notes
  • Have a thorough working knowledge of the role of Authorised Persons and Authorising Engineers with regard to engineering services within a healthcare environment
  • In depth experience and knowledge of hospital building services acquired over a period of time
  • Must have a detailed understanding of the application of contracts with regard to the execution of both major and minor capital schemes and Trust standing financial instructions


  • In depth knowledge of contractual procedures and Trust SFIs relating to major and minor capital projects, maintenance & service contracts
  • Understanding of the requirements for Health Technical Memorandum Authorised Person Electrical Distribution Systems (HV).
  • Management of Capital minor/major works projects under recognised forms of contract

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to communicate highly technical information to technical and nontechnical individuals including clinical staff and external agencies

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



317 Trustwide


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